Thursday, April 28, 2016

#TBT Outfit Post: 35 Weeks Pregnant with Mason

35 Wks 2 Days Pregnant
Copyright Holly Dolly Fashion

This dress was my all time favorite while I was pregnant with Mason. I bought it from PinkBlush before they were PinkBlush. They have the cutest maternity clothes ever. A bit pricey but not as pricey as some other online competitors plus they have a whole lot more to offer variety-wise. The clothes really grew with me which was amazing because I was a blimp, especially by delivery. Mason was a 9lb 15oz baby!

Come back next week for another outfit blast from the not so distant past!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fun Family Recipes: Pizza Fries!

pizza fries recipe
This recipe is fairly easy and a lot of fun for the littles. My kids love it and it just so happened to be their idea one night when we were running late and trying to figure out what we were going to make for dinner. We swung by the grocery store and grabbed the fixins and voila! Pizza fries.

(We just make plain fries with sauce on the side to accommodate Mason's protein-restricted diet.)

What you'll need:

1 pkg of frozen crinkle cut fries
1 pre-shred bag or block of mozzarella cheese
1 large can of tomato sauce (add your oregano, marjoram, garlic powder and whatnot to it)
1 pkg of pepperoni

Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Hands are Full but my Heart is Full too

happy woman
"if you're happy and you know it clap your hands"
Since writing this post in January we were successfully able to place Morgan directly into a home with a great family. The difference in our lives has been great and his new family likes him a lot. We've gotten to know quite a few of our neighbor's on a first-name basis. We're not those people with the annoying, barking dog anymore so people actually want to talk to us. Minion's behavior has improved and everyone in the house is a whole lot less tense and irritable. I've learned that not all pets are going to be good matches with our family and that's okay. I do feel terrible that Morgan was bounced around but I'm glad we took the responsibility to try and re-home him and I am relieved that we were able to do so before we would have been left with no other choice but to take him to the shelter.

You still won't find me on social media in 2016. I've had only a positive experience since leaving. I will re-visit the idea in 2017 but only to join the networks that will help me promote my freelance writing services and reach the audience that this blog is intended for. Closing my personal social media accounts has left me far less distracted and much more productive in real life with less stress as a positive outcome of using my time more intentionally.